Friday 3 October 2014

Proposers miffed as WHIF fails to get approval

In the flurry of announcements about new free school approvals from the DfE one school was missing.

The controversial West Hampstead International Free School is the brain child of Dr Claire Craig and was featured on this blog earlier in the year LINK

Today the following notice is on the WHIF website:
We submitted our application to government for a new primary and secondary free school in May 2014. Our petition included 1870 children eligible to attend the school including 719 who could attend in 2015 and 2016.  We had an interview with the Department for Education in July and have since heard that the West Hampstead International School has not been approved for opening in 2015.

We are immensely disappointed and very sorry to have let down our many supporters.

We are awaiting feedback before we decide how to proceed.


Anonymous said...

She'll find another way to try to profit from the public purse while providing an inferior product.
So pleased the DfE rejected this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Riddle me this, how does a free school with the current regional school commissioner listed as being on "the team" not get approval from the DfE? What of all the super heads?
Was Dr. Clare not entirely honest about her supporters on the website?